PELL LUCY EXHIBITION: THINLY AND THICKLY
23 June - 22 December 2023
Curated by Deborah Barlow
From the Curatorial Statement:
One of the reasons paint has had such longstanding appeal as a medium is that it is spectacularly responsive. From the translucent veils of color flowing across a Helen Frankenthaler canvas to the densely textured impasto of Claude Monet’s water lilies, paint speaks in the parlances of thin and thick, transparent and opaque, free flowing and controlled.
And while these terms describe how paint is applied to a surface, thick and thin can also suggest the aura that a work possesses. Some art has a presence that feels diaphanous and thin, leaning into what feels permeable, numinous and ephemeral....For the ancient Celts a “thin place” refers to those resonant locations...where heaven and earth are perceived to be in closest proximity. To that point poet and monk Thomas Merton once asked, “why isn’t the whole world thin?”
View the exhibition online at https://www.artsy.net/show/shim-art-network-pell-lucy-summer-2023-exhibition-thinly-and-thickly
OPENING IN NYC March 31st 2023
From the Press Release:
Luminous Elsewheres is curated by Deborah Barlow, Alison Cuomo and Karen Fitzgerald. Representing three international artist collectives--Pell Lucy, Fluid Media and Spliced Connector, respectively—the curators have selected work from members of these groups as well as other aligned artists. “We all share an interest in the many ways artists create extraordinary ‘elsewheres’: trusting the process, learning from materials, relying on intuition, giving voice to the innate intelligence of form,” the curators stated.
"Each artist in Luminous Elsewheres has honed a vision of a personal ‘elsewhere’ that embodies its own radiant dimensionality,” the curators have written. “These visual explorations open up new ways of seeing, feeling and perceiving.” Sourced primarily through intuition and the process of art making itself, the works included in this show bring viewers closer to what Susan Sontag described as “the luminousness of the thing in itself.”
In addition to receptions for the opening and the closing of the show, conversations about Luminous Elsewheres will be scheduled. Updates about the exhibit can be found at https://www.slowmuse.com/2023/01/31/luminous-elsewheres/